I think if this incredibly constructed flymask fits the shape of your horse’s face, you are golden.
THE ADVANTAGES ARE MANY…
There are many, many advantages to the Noble Equine Guardsman flymask:
It won’t lose its shape, it won’t poke them in the eye, the double velcro is very strong, it will give ample ear clearance, it does have reflective tape, it does have a place to write their name and it does have a removable nose piece, it has a handy place to hang it so you don’t ruin it over a hook and I think it is comfortable – nothing that pokes.
Every mask comes with an attachable nose piece. You can also get ears or no ears. The fabric is quality, the construction is great and all of the ideas are very good. This mask will definitely NOT rub your horse’s eyes.
This is a very quality fly mask. No question.
So I have been trying these for a few weeks now. I really wanted them to work. And they did, for two of my horses.
The rest of my horses are too narrow headed.
I never realized that I seem to acquire narrow headed horses.
Anyway, to be honest, I feel this mask does not fit narrow headed horses as well as wider headed horses. I feel this would be a great flymask for typical TBs, QHs and other larger framed horses.
The reason why it doesn’t fit skinny faces well, I think, is because of the fact that it has a structure. And, that structure is built for wider heads. So, on my smaller faced horses, no matter what the size, the forehead and nose parts were too wide. This allowed for a gap at the ears and at the nose.
EARS vs NO EARS and the NOSEBAND
Remi has a larger head, but it is also narrow. I gave her the Xtra large and it fit her long ears… but I was not able to tighten it around her face so she was able to slip it off fairly easily. however, I know she liked the fit because she didn’t fuss at all when I applied it.
I think the ears are better because it closes off that hole up top where the flies can get in. So, if your horse has a normal horse head and you use ears, this is a great mask for you.
Personally, I use the nosebands. Why not? In heavy fly years and for light colored horses, there is nothing better!
I wish I could say it was a slam dunk for us… but that is why there are so many different shaped hats and shoes for ladies. They all fit us differently. I know I like Brooks running shoes and Hubby can only fit in New Balance. So… it is a matter of shape and fit.
If this mask fits your horse, you are golden because it is an excellently constructed mask that takes owner and horse under healthy consideration with its design.
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